A rumour suggesting that Taylor Swift had a crush on Zayn Malik before eventually dating Harry Styles has been put to rest by her spokesperson.
The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' singer was alleged by Life & Style magazine to have advanced on Hazza's bandmate before setting her sights on the curly-haired pin-up himself.
It was claimed by the US publication that Zayn - who has been dating Perrie Edwards for well over a year and is now engaged to marry her - gave her the cold shoulder, sending her off in the, er, direction of her next favourite One Direction star.
Taylor Swift never had a crush on Zayn Malik (WENN)
A purpoted insider said: "When Zayn found out she was interested, he turned her down.
"That's when she swooped in on Harry."
However, speaking to Gossip Cop, the country-pop star's representative has confirmed that the whole story is not true.
Zayn and Perrie, and (right) Harry Styles (WENN)
Taylor and Harry dated briefly at the back end of 2012, before splitting around New Year following a widely-rumoured bust-up while on a vacation together.
She is believed to have already had a brief fling with him earlier in 2012, prompting her to write the hit song 'I Knew You Were Trouble' - a track she strongly hinted was about Styles when she confirmed that the inspiration for the track was in front of her when she performed it at the Brit Awards.
Neither Harry nor Taylor has officially dated anyone else since their whirlwind romance - although the 1D hunk has been linked to a range of beauties including Cara Delevingne.